Teen cyclist injured in crash

Driver being investigated for impaired driving.

  • Feb. 29, 2016 1:00 p.m.

Ridge Meadows RCMP are investigating a collision between a pickup truck and a bicycle that has left a teen in hospital,

It occurred in the 23000 block of Dewdney Trunk Road just before 6 p.m. Friday. The Maple Ridge Fire Department and B.C. Ambulance attended to treat the injured cyclist, who was taken to hospital by the air ambulance with serious, but non-life-threatening, injuries.

“The truck’s driver exhibited signs of being impaired,” said RCMP Cpl. Brenda Winpenny. “Police entered into an impaired driving investigation. Analysis of his breath sample results showed his blood/alcohol was over the legal limit of .08.”

Both the driver, a 64-year-old man, and the cyclist are from Maple Ridge.

The investigation into the crash is continuing, and is being assisted by the Integrated Crash Analyst Reconstructionist Services (ICARS). The driver has been released from custody and police will forward reports to Crown Counsel upon completion of the entire investigation.